Pikovaja Dama


Pikovaja Dama

Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski (1840 - 1893)

04/05/1999 in Ghent - 21/05/1999 in Antwerp

  • Ivan Törzs
  • Guy  Joosten
  • Rita Gorr
  • Guy De Mey
  • Eric Raes
  • Mireille Capelle
  • Musical direction: Ivan Törzs
  • Director: Guy Joosten
  • Hermann: John Horton Murray
  • Graaf Tomski: Wojtek Drabowicz
  • Prins Jeletski: Garry Magee
  • Gravin: Rita Gorr / Anny Schlemm

After "Yevgeny Onegin", "Pikovaya Dama", also known as "The Queen of Spades", is Tchaikovsky's most famous and successful opera.
The composer was fascinated with Pushkin's short story of the same name, about the impoverished officer Herman, who tries to buy love and status through card-playing before it finally becomes his own undoing.
Set in eighteenth-century St. Petersburg, Tchaikovsky's work, with its endless stylistic references, pays tribute to the age of his idol, Mozart.


Surtitles: Dutch.




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